It is time for the World Cup! Competition kicks off Thursday with host Brazil vs. Croatia at 1:00 pm PDT. I am sure many of you are wondering where you are going to watch, if you are not at work.

Let’s start with the telecommute option. A full list of channels, matches, and times is available here.

For those who don’t have cable, and are looking for group viewing, SounderAtHeart has crowd-sourced 40 sites in and around Seattle.

Phinney Community Center
Phinney Community Center

I would like to highlight one in particular: Phinney Neighborhood Association will continue its tradition of showing the World Cup, free to the public, at Phinney Community Center. This is not only the best all-ages family option for viewing, but probably the largest screen in Seattle (14 feet by 8 feet) that will be showing the World Cup.Phinney Community Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, right along Metro route 5. Look to the east for the beautiful historic school building in the picture above.

If you want to mix Link with your soccer, head on down to Columbia City where the Columbia City Ale House (21+) and Rookies (family friendly) will both show every match.

Given that this is a transit blog, anything that isn’t about where to watch and how to get there is off-topic for this post.

7 Replies to “Where to Watch World Cup”

  1. I’ll be watching it on broadcast channel 51.1 Univision.

    It will give me a chance to brush up on my Spanish!

    1. That works for most of the games. Half of the simultaneously played third round group games will be on UniMas or Galavision.

  2. For Ghana I’ll be at Rookies in CC, come by and say you are from STB and I’ll buy you a beer (look for the dude with the red beard chasing a strawberry blonde toddler around shouting ISAAC LEAVE THEM ALONE).

    Be in Alabama for Portugal and Germany.

  3. My underage son and I are figuring out where to watch USA – Ghana on Monday – Prost! would be great, with very good beer (for Dad), but it’s small. PNC sounds intriguing also. Either are very accessible taking the #5 Metro. Maybe Chuck’s on 85th, though it’s dark in the back.

    FYI, this would be good to post on your Facebook page if you haven’t already.

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